Recently Luke and I have been falling in love with what I like to call “nourishing bowls.” You could also call these anything bowls, grain bowls, salad bowls, Buddha bowls…The names for these things are endless!
Why do I call them Nourishing Bowls?
Because that is exactly what they do! Luke and I load these things up with yummy healthy things and devour them! The thing that I love most about these bowls is that YOU can choose what you put in them. Luke and I are like complete opposites in most things, but the epitome of our differences shows its face when it comes to mealtime. I eat mainly vegetarian and Luke is a meat lover. I prefer to have a salad base, while Luke is still learning to love (or even just eat) his greens. I eat a predominantly low carb diet and Luke makes sure to have carbs as his base.
With all of these differences, our Nourishing Bowls have saved us!
Luke and I can both load up our bowls completely differently and the amount of extra work is super minimal. They are also a great way to use up leftover meat, grains, and produce.
Mix and match the ingredients however you like!
Just make sure to include a protein, healthy fat, fiber, and greens in each of your bowls so that they fully NOURISH your body.
In each category add one or more food items to your bowl! Just make sure to get a protein, fat, fiber, and veggie into your bowl for a healthy balance.
Eggs (boiled, poached, scrambled, over easy)
Beans (chickpeas, black, kidney, lentils) OR Hummus
Cheese (feta, goat)
Nuts & Seeds
Nuts & Seeds
Leafy Greens (kale, arugula, spring mix, romaine)
Ground flax seed
Rice (brown or wild)
Options are literally endless!
Our favourite way to add colourful greens is to roast a bunch in a pan and add them to our bowls
Fresh Lemon juice
Your favourite dressing (bought or homemade)
Some of our favourite combos…
Luke’s: Quinoa; chicken; feta; roasted yams, kale, broccoli, carrots, and onions; avocado; Little Creek Dressing; Franks Red Hot Sauce
Chelsea’s: Kale; sprinkle of quinoa; feta (made with goats milk); roasted yams, kale, olives, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, and onions; avocado; fresh lemon juice, homemade garlic tahini sauce